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Posted: Sun Jun 05, 2011 11:47 am 
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just bought a ford falcon xh xr8 97, cost me 2500 with rego so wasnt a bad buy
couldnt hear it so i cut it where it joins to one just after the cats and welded some 3" and poked it out just inrfont of the back wheel, sounds like s**t but its very noisy so i like it ;)
thinking about buying a new exhaust for it when i get some more money, but it goes like crap so i want more power, without spending 8000 on a supercharger or stroker, it is a ford so it does about 150 in first... na not really it does 75 but i think that is not right and it just takes forever to get there, i was thinking stally? 2800? anyone got any ideas of what i could do to this thing without putting a whole in my pocket? cant seem to find much for the xh.
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Posted: Sun Jun 05, 2011 12:41 pm 
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Anything you can do on the other windsors you can do here.

For starters:

Underdrive pulleys- ($150-$400) depending on source
Explorer/late 98 XH intake manifold/TB/MAF conversion ($400-800) depending on source/parts
adjustable shift switch
CAI
J3 tune
3.7 diff gears

And get a proper exhaust with high flow cats, will sound much better and go much better.

 

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 Post subject: Re: xh xr8 bucket (homejob 3" exhaust ;)
Posted: Sun Jun 05, 2011 8:39 pm 
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How do I get a hold of the underdrive pulleys? And with the gearing I wanted to put 3.7s in it but then I got on the highway and it sits on like 2100-2200 which is unusual?
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Posted: Sun Jun 05, 2011 8:47 pm 
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so you have straight through 3" pipe coming out of the cats & drive around like that? :shock:
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Posted: Sun Jun 05, 2011 10:26 pm 
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jesse_hill wrote:
How do I get a hold of the underdrive pulleys? And with the gearing I wanted to put 3.7s in it but then I got on the highway and it sits on like 2100-2200 which is unusual?


I am in the market for a set of underdrives as well. They are available from Summit in the states.
If we can get a few people who want them we could look at bring a few sets in at once and splitting the postage?
PM me if your interested.

 

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Posted: Mon Jun 06, 2011 1:31 pm 
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You're aware the underdrives from the US aren't a direct bolt on, right? You'll need to get the bolt holes for the water pump drilled out..

 

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